Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - County Officials worked with the Department of Transportation to monitor water levels beneath bridges.
County workers fear that heavy rainfall to the north will filter down and cause flooding.
The Withlacoochee River is inching dangerously close to the bridge across Skipper Bridge Road. Lowndes County Officials have teamed up with the Department of Transportation to monitor the levels of rising rivers across the county and keep drivers safe.
"We could have some issues where water is going to overcome our infrastructure, and they need to be very careful," said Paige Dukes, County Information Officer.
This year, severe weather has arrived early. Typically, county workers don't have to worry about heavy rainfall until hurricane season in June. This year, it's not even April and the rains are here.
Workers are keeping a close eye on bridges throughout Lowndes.
"Right now they're measuring the height of the water and they're calling that information in to the Department of Transportation. RIght now, we do have those officials that are very active in the county taking a look at the water situation," Dukes said.
Lowndes County is expected to receive five inches of rain, but it's not only the rainfall in Lowndes that the county is worried about.
"The rain that falls in the counties and areas north of us is also going to have a tremendous impact. Not immediately, but as that water filters down, we'll see the river levels continue to rise," said Ashley Tye, Emergency Management Director.
Emergency workers are prepared for whatever Mother Nature has in store. "We've got additional public works crews on standby, making sure that we have adequate supplies like sandbags, barricades, road closed signs," Tye said.
Lowndes County Officials say they feel well-prepared. They remind citizens to be cautious, and to steer clear of roads and bridges filled with any level of water.
The Lowndes County engineering staff is monitoring eight county bridges. So far, they all remain open.